It's time to register and prepare for the virtual 2020 Dakotas Annual Conference Session, scheduled for 10 a.m. -12 p.m. and 1-4 p.m., CDT, October 10. All voting members are asked to register, participate in a pre-conference event to review legislation, as well as a technology and procedural orientation. The Annual Conference Session itself will open with worship, the episcopal address and the 2020 Miracle Offering. Here are details on the three ways you can get ready for our virtual annual conference.
In order to obtain voting privileges and attend one of the necessary pre-conference gatherings delegates must register by September 27, 2020, 5 p.m. CDT.
Each member of the 2020 Annual Conference Session is asked to register (as part of annual conference registration) for and participate in a pre-conference webinar. This will be an opportunity to discuss the legislation that will be acted upon during the conference. You can view the proposed legistation in the 2020 Conference Workbook. There will be little time during the actual session for discussion about these issues. It is key that participants take this time to get their questions answered. Some important information about the sessions:
Each member of the 2020 Annual Conference Session is also asked to register and to attend a procedural orientation to check their connection and learn the specifics on interacting within the system (you can register for an orientation session as you register for Annual Conference). Each session is expected to last about 35 minutes; an hour is reserved to assist those who might have connection issues. The three session options are:
The 27th session of the Dakotas Annual Conference will be conducted on a Zoom business webinar platform (this is different from the Zoom system most people are familiar with). Interaction will be limited but possible; through the platform, people will be able to indicate they want to comment, make a motion, or propose an amendment. Attend a procedural orientation session to learn how you can maximize your participation.